IU placed #1 on SBS Inkigayo on October 19th with her version of “Sogyeokdong”. The song is a collaboration with legendary singer Seo Taiji, who is making a comeback despite being out of the business for five years.
Despite not appearing on the show, IU won the trophy on SBS Inkigayo against formidable opponents Ailee and Roy Kim. The October 19th win marked her third win on the show for 2014, and the 12th win in her career.
“Sogyeokdong” and its indie synth-pop style was an instant hit with fans, topping various music charts when it first came out. The song has garnered a lot of praise from fans, and in less than two weeks, the music video broke one million views on YouTube.
The success of the collaboration track was apparent to Seo Taiji himself as well, as he introduced IU as a special guest performer at his comeback concert, “Chrismalowin”, on October 18th, where the two performed the track as a duet for the first time.
Hopefully the success of “Sogyeokdong” can serve as a good indicator for IU’s next song collaboration, with fellow label mate Yoon Hyunsang. Congratulations IU on your win!
You can watch all the performances from the October 19th episode of Inkigayo right here on Koreaboo!